Tuition & Aid

Affording Northridge

Our goal is to make a Northridge education possible for as many deserving boys as we can. On this page, you’ll find a number of ways we help families cover their costs.

Northridge uses need-based financial aid to make attendance possible for as many qualified students as possible. The process of applying for financial aid is separate from applying for admission to the school, because Northridge makes the two decisions independently. Grants of financial aid are based on the family’s financial need. If you would like to apply for financial aid, you should do so at the same time as you apply for admission to the school. Families who apply for financial aid receive priority in request for hosting international students. Learn more about the types of aid we offer below:

Types of Financial Aid

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Hosting an International Student

Our international program offers tuition assistance ranging from $2,750-$11,000 annually (depending on the duration of the student’s stay in their household). Many Northridge families find that by hosting an international student, they do not need to apply for further aid. For more information on hosting an international student, please contact Mr. Hugo Chong, International Program Director, at (847) 375-0600 ext. 432 or hchong@northridgeprep.org.

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First Responder & Sibling Discounts

The First Responder Discount  applies to families where the primary source of income comes from a full-time first responder (police, fire, or paramedic). The grant is for $5,000 per student.

A Sibling Discount  applies to families with multiple children at either Northridge, the Embers Academy, or the Willows Academy. 

How to Apply for Financial Aid or Discounts

To apply for financial aid, please visit https://smartaidforparents.com and create your account by entering your primary email address as your username. Then, you will receive a verification email. Once you click the verification link to verify that you are the account holder, you will be able to log in using the username and password you created. Within the process, you will need to enter the school code [14169] or name Northridge Preparatory School as the school you are applying for. If you are interested in hosting an international student, or have further questions, please contact Joe Egan, Director of Admissions, at (847) 375-0600 ext. 405 or jegan@northridgeprep.org. If you are an existing Northridge family please contact Hugo Chong, Director of International Program, at (847) 375-0600 ext. 432 or hchong@northridgeprep.org.

Important Notes:

  • We will not give financial aid awards until a student has completed and been accepted to Northridge through the admissions process. To begin an application, click here.
  • A family can apply either for a discount or financial aid (but not both). Discounts subject to change each year.

2021-22 Tuition & Fees

* Domestic students pay an additional comprehensive fee of $1,100 which covers participation in athletics and extracurricular activities, textbook rental, and technology usage. This $1,100 fee is not reflected in the tuition amounts above.

Have a Question?

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Contact Mr. Egan '15

Call us at (847) 375-0600 x 405 or email us at any time.

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Get in touch with our admissions office to see if Northridge would be a good fit for your son and family. Our admissions process is focused on getting to know each prospective parent and student exceptionally well.

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